Hello. I’m thinking of signing up for dreamhost, but have a couple of questions.
First question: I’m not a complete idiot, but can someone explain the following to me? From the basic email help page:
"<…snip> set your outgoing (SMTP) email server to be mail.yourdomain.com, and if you have an option to specify a port, you can change it from 25 (the default) to 587. Also, be sure to select that “my server requires authentication”
Snag: Most outgoing mail can be intercepted by another user who on his panel has added bogus mail services for external domains he doesn’t own.
Workaround: Use a non-Dreamhost SMTP server."
??? I don’t understand the snag statement…
Second question: Am I reading correctly that we can use dreamhost’s smtp servers, and their announce lists, and send unlimited emails out? I’m not sending UCE, nor selling anything (I work for a church), but we do need to be able send announcements out to ~300 addresses, sometimes several times a week (but sometimes only once a month!).
Third (or second-and-a-half) question: We also have different/multiple announce lists which parishioners sign themselves up for. I’m assuming dreamhost’s announce list software offers this?
Thanks in advance,